A grief-stricken Kimora Lee Simmons was spotted at deceased friend Kim Porter’s home Thursday afternoon.
Simmons makeup free and clad in a hoodie tearfully looked on as the coroner vehicle drove away with Porter’s body.
TMZ was first to report that Porter had passed away after a few days of feeling unwell.
According to the entertainment website, Porter was treating an unknown illness with Saline and vitamins and hadn’t felt any better, prompting a phone call to her physician Wednesday.
After a failed attempt to rouse Porter out of sleep Thursday morning, family member dialed 911. Emergency responders declared Porter dead on the scene. She was 47.
There will be an autopsy performed to determine the cause. Porter’s passing was confirmed by her rep Cindi Berger.
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” the statement read.
Simmons and Porter’s friendship dates back years, having modeled together in the 90s. They both dated hip-hop pioneers in Russell Simmons and P. Diddy, respectively.
Porter — along with model Tyra Banks — were bridesmaids in Kimora’s wedding to Russell.
Porter never married P. Diddy but had an on-again, off again relationship that spanned decades and officially came to an end in 2007. The two shared the responsibility of raising Christian, 20, and 11-year-old twins Jessie James D’Lila Star. Porter has a 27-year-old son from a previous relationship, whom Diddy has treated as his own.
Of her breakup with Diddy, Porter said she had no hard feelings towards the mogul.
“You know how when two people go their separate ways, most of the time there’s animosity? It’s not like that with us,” she told Essence in 2009. “Sean and I have this bond, this friendship. It’s not about ‘if you’re faithful to me, if I’m being faithful to you.’ We’re friends.”
She continued, “I’m the person he can tell his innermost thoughts to and he’s that person for me. He still calls me everyday and we talk. There’s no ill feeling or ‘I can’t stand you, I hate you, don’t call.’ There’s none of that. We have three children together so that’s just not an option. We’re committed to our children even if we couldn’t commit to each other.”